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Penrose offers genetic counseling via telemedicine

Penrose offers genetic counseling via telemedicine

Thanks to modern technology, genetic counselors in Colorado Springs now can meet with patients in Durango by two-way live audio/video conferencing. Patients in Durango who seek genetic counseling can schedule appointments with Penrose Cancer Center genetic counselors and meet with them virtually. Penrose is in partnership with Mercy Regional Medical Center. Appointments physically take place… Continue Reading Penrose offers genetic counseling via telemedicine

Community Crisis Stabilization Unit open

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Community Crisis Stabilization Unit open

AspenPointe’s new Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) opened its doors today, Dec. 1, at 115 S. Parkside Drive, with a celebration between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event featured presentations on this community service by AspenPointe leadership and a representative from the state of Colorado’s Office of Behavioral Health. After the theater shooting in Aurora, Gov.… Continue Reading Community Crisis Stabilization Unit open

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Stay healthy and win a gift card these holidays

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Stay healthy and win a gift card these holidays

Weigh and Win, a Kaiser Permanente-supported program, launches the inaugural Healthy Holiday Challenge encouraging Coloradans to maintain their current weight throughout the 2014 holiday season. All residents who lose or stay within 1 pound of their initially recorded weight will receive a $15 gift card to Amazon.com. Participants are required to complete an initial weigh-in Nov. 19-26… Continue Reading Stay healthy and win a gift card these holidays

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Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

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Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

Colorado Springs children needing after-hours urgent care services now have a new option with the opening of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s new Briargate Urgent Care center located at 4125 Briargate Parkway. The center offers urgent care services from 5 p.m.-midnight Monday through Friday, and noon-midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. “We identified an unmet need in our… Continue Reading Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

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Centura Health, DaVita form joint venture

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Englewood-based Centura Health and Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners announced a joint venture Nov. 6 that “will offer a differentiated health care delivery model that will help optimize health care value and lower costs for consumers in Colorado and Kansas,” according to a news release. “The two partners will combine their expertise to provide enhanced resources… Continue Reading Centura Health, DaVita form joint venture

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Behavioral health event planned for Thursday

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Behavioral health event planned for Thursday

The League of Women Voters of El Paso County has scheduled a panel discussion on behavioral health Thursday, Nov. 13, featuring five speakers working in industries related to the topic. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at First Methodist Church at 420 N. Nevada Ave. It will be free, open to the public and… Continue Reading Behavioral health event planned for Thursday

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Connect for Health Colorado starts pre-enrollment preview
 

Connect for Health Colorado has launched an updated enrollment site for individuals and families shopping for private health insurance in the upcoming open enrollment, which begins Saturday. The early opening provides a pre-enrollment preview for Coloradans obtaining coverage through Connect for Health Colorado, the state health insurance marketplace. More than 148,000 individuals have been covered… Continue Reading Connect for Health Colorado starts pre-enrollment preview
 

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Venus Williams speaks at Peak Vista

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Venus Williams speaks at Peak Vista

Over 900 guests attended Peak Vista Community Health Centers’ tenth annual Breakfast of Champions Tuesday. Attendees heard from numerous community members, as well as President and CEO Pam McManus and four-time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams. Williams served as keynote speaker and emphasized that focus and dedication – along with family influence – were key… Continue Reading Venus Williams speaks at Peak Vista

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Centura sharpens strategy to help with costs

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In an effort to remain competitive in today’s health care marketplace, Centura Health, including Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, has implemented the first stage of a cost-reduction strategy for some of its services. According to Danny Reeves, chief financial officer for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and South State Operating Group, the first stage includes “a multi-year… Continue Reading Centura sharpens strategy to help with costs

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Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

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Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

Health care and health insurance will take center stage at the Latino Community Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 12. The event will take place at the Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Panel speakers include Meredith Jones of Kaiser Permanente, Kathleen Jackson of Colorado Choice, Lynne Jones of Colorado Springs Health Partners, Rosy… Continue Reading Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

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